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The Resource Reframing disability and quality of life : a global perspective, Narelle Warren, Lenore Manderson, editors

Reframing disability and quality of life : a global perspective, Narelle Warren, Lenore Manderson, editors

Label
Reframing disability and quality of life : a global perspective
Title
Reframing disability and quality of life
Title remainder
a global perspective
Statement of responsibility
Narelle Warren, Lenore Manderson, editors
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Chronic conditions and physical impairments can take a psychological, social and economic toll, and are assumed to diminish a person's quality of life. But 'quality of life' is an ambiguous phrase. Some use the term as an indicator for successful and high quality health services, including good access to medical attention and surgery; others use the term to argue against medical interventions that are seen to prolong life for its own sake. The meaning of 'quality of life' varies from person to person, and so is contextually fluid: it may be shaped by health status, presence or absence of pain, happiness and acceptance, or fluctuations in social and economic status. The authors in this book offer a unique and timely collection of papers that address many of these issues, in the context of the lived experience and subjective wellbeing of people with a range of medical conditions from very different cultural and economic environments. In doing so, they address the limits of psychometric measurement and the challenges in generating information about quality of life and wellbeing at both individual and population levels. Authors confront the obstacles of interpreting health outcomes among people of different cultures, ages, genders and health statuses, so supplementing quantitative data with rich ethnographic discussion and illustrating the value of mixed methods research. This book is fundamental to the emerging debates related to individual health outcomes. In striving to understand the broader contextual factors of chronic illness and disability, this volume will contribute to our knowledge of the services, support systems and infrastructure that provide a higher quality of life to people, regardless of their physical health, capability and functioning."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
OHX
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1568
LC item number
.R344 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Warren, Narelle
  • Manderson, Lenore
Series statement
Social indicators research series,
Series volume
v. 52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology of disability
  • Quality of life
  • People with disabilities
  • Disabled Persons
  • Quality of Life
Label
Reframing disability and quality of life : a global perspective, Narelle Warren, Lenore Manderson, editors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Prologue / Devva Kasnitz -- Reframing disability and quality of life: Contextual nuances / Narelle Warren and Lenore Manderson -- Stroke and aphasia in a South African Township / Carol Legg and Claire Penn -- Disability and wellbeing in Northern Nigeria / Elisha P. Renne -- Children's dignity of life: How to evaluate bodies' (im)permeability / Rafael Wainer -- Who, how and what? Quality of life and cancer research / Helle Ploug Hansen and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen -- Quality of life and end of life decisions after brain injury / Athena Demertzi, Olivia Gosseries, Didier Ledoux, Steven Laureys and Marie-Aurélie Bruno -- Kidney transplantation in Cyprus: A culture of constructing and reconstructing normality / Costas S. Constantinou -- Spinal cord injury, sport, and the narrative possibilities of posttraumatic growth / Andrew C. Sparkes and Brett Smith -- Narrating a return to work after spinal cord injury / Carolyn Smith-Morris, Gilberto Lopez, Lisa Ottomanelli and Lance Goetz -- Sports, disability and the re-framing of the post-injury soldier / Seth D. Messinger -- Care, dependency and quality of life / Lenore Manderson and Narelle Warren -- Disability and caregivers' inability among immigrant Australians / Victoria Team and Milica Markovic -- The impact of government on quality of life for people with disabilities in the U.S. and Guatemala / Erica Skogebo Edwards -- About the authors -- Index
Control code
844686583
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9789400730175
Isbn Type
(hd.bd.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844686583
Label
Reframing disability and quality of life : a global perspective, Narelle Warren, Lenore Manderson, editors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Prologue / Devva Kasnitz -- Reframing disability and quality of life: Contextual nuances / Narelle Warren and Lenore Manderson -- Stroke and aphasia in a South African Township / Carol Legg and Claire Penn -- Disability and wellbeing in Northern Nigeria / Elisha P. Renne -- Children's dignity of life: How to evaluate bodies' (im)permeability / Rafael Wainer -- Who, how and what? Quality of life and cancer research / Helle Ploug Hansen and Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen -- Quality of life and end of life decisions after brain injury / Athena Demertzi, Olivia Gosseries, Didier Ledoux, Steven Laureys and Marie-Aurélie Bruno -- Kidney transplantation in Cyprus: A culture of constructing and reconstructing normality / Costas S. Constantinou -- Spinal cord injury, sport, and the narrative possibilities of posttraumatic growth / Andrew C. Sparkes and Brett Smith -- Narrating a return to work after spinal cord injury / Carolyn Smith-Morris, Gilberto Lopez, Lisa Ottomanelli and Lance Goetz -- Sports, disability and the re-framing of the post-injury soldier / Seth D. Messinger -- Care, dependency and quality of life / Lenore Manderson and Narelle Warren -- Disability and caregivers' inability among immigrant Australians / Victoria Team and Milica Markovic -- The impact of government on quality of life for people with disabilities in the U.S. and Guatemala / Erica Skogebo Edwards -- About the authors -- Index
Control code
844686583
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 243 pages
Isbn
9789400730175
Isbn Type
(hd.bd.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)844686583

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